House Centipede

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House Centipede
House centipede.png
Scientific name Scutigera coleoptrata
Family Scutigeridae
Time of year August to October
Time of day 7pm to 8am
Location Under rocks
Rarity Rare
Selling price 250 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

"I caught a house centipede! Make yourself at home—in my net!" — New Leaf

The House Centipede (ゲジ, Geji) is a bug in Animal Crossing: New Leaf found between late summer and early fall by striking rocks with a shovel. Like the centipede, it will make a rattling noise while moving.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

The House Centipede being viewed in the Museum in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

"The house centipede has many remarkably long legs that give it a very intimidating appearance. However, despite this intense look, they are for the most part harmless to humans. When an enemy is holding down one of its legs, the house centipede will drop that leg to make an escape. The dropped leg will continue to flail for a while, though, providing a distraction."

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

New Leaf[edit]

House Centipede (New Leaf).png
  • Season- Summer-Autumn
  • Time- Night-Morning
  • Record Size- 21.8mm

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Further information[edit]

A real life House Centipede.

Originating in the Mediterranean region, the house centipede has spread to other parts of the world, where it can live in human homes. It is an insectivore; it kills and eats other arthropods, such as insects and arachnids. Outdoors, house centipedes prefer to live in cool, damp places. Most live outside, primarily under large rocks, piles of wood, and especially in compost piles. Within the home, these centipedes are found in almost any part of the house. Most commonly they are encountered in basements, bathrooms, and lavatories, which tend to be humid, but they can also be found in drier places like offices, bedrooms and dining rooms. The greatest likelihood of encountering them is in spring, when they come out because the weather gets warmer, and in autumn, when the cooling weather forces them to find shelter in human habitats.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Ciempiés doméstico Domestic centipede
French Scutigère véloce Combination of Scutigera, the house centipede's genus in the family Scutigeridae, and the word swift
German Spinnenläufer Spider runner
Russian Обыкновенная мухоловка Common flycatcher

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